1. 'Ladies of the Road' is a funky-jazz number about life on the road with groupies, with what would now be seen as highly misogynistic lyrics, some great sax playing from Mel Collins and a hilarious `guitar orgasm' from Fripp! `Prelude - Song of the Gulls' is another instrumental number with the melody provided by a soprano sax over orchestral strings, and the closer `Islands' rounds off /5().
  2. Description Record: Good Plus (G+) Cover: Very Good (VG) All records are visually graded. If you would like to see pictures of the actual album, please let us know. The record contains a great deal of surface scratches on both sides, with a few visibly longer scratches. There are also some scuffs and the album could use a good cleaning. The record sleeve contains seamwear and .
  3. The weakest Crimson studio album from their first era is only a real disappointment in relation to the extraordinarily high quality of the group's earlier efforts. The songs are somewhat uneven and draw from three years of inspiration. "The Letter" is an adaptation of "Drop In," a group composition that was featured in the early set of the original Crimson lineup from , while "Song .
  4. Islands, an Album by King Crimson. Released 3 December on Island (catalog no. ILPS ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Progressive Rock. Vinyl LP Island / ILPS Islands [inner sleeve] 33 rpm. Song of the Gulls: This prelude to Islands is a full blown dive into classical territory written for woodwind and strings. It is simple.
  5. In fact, "Song Of The Gulls" could indeed be called outright baroque; using purely strings and woodwind in 3/4 time, it's an accessible, catchy piece with a lovely poignant tune. The perfect prelude to the title track, the longest, loneliest ballad, played and sung with delicacy to the nth degree.
  6. Feb 27,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Gatefold Vinyl release of Islands on Discogs.4/5(96).
  7. Mar 19,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Islands on Discogs. Label: Island Records - ILPS ,Island Records - ILPS • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock/5().
  8. 5. Prelude: Song of the Gulls 6. Islands Original album mix, 30th anniversary remaster: 1. Formentera Lady 2. Sailor's Tale 3. The Letters 4. Ladies of the Road 5. Prelude: Song of the Gulls 6. Islands Islands: Alternative album: 1. Formentera Lady - Original recording sessions - .

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